Nearly 3,000 killed by the flu so far this season

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (ADAMS) – New data is marking flu activity in almost every state.  According to the Center for Disease Control, an estimated 2,900 deaths were caused by the flu so far this season.

Officials are urging residents to see a doctor once they begin experiencing symptoms like high fever, headaches, and severe body aches.

As children head back to school, authorities are reminding students to be consistent about washing their hands, wiping down commonly shared items like door handles and school supplies.

One Indiana doctor says this year’s flu season will be aggressive an aggressive outbreak.

Dr. Daniel Holland with Deaconness Hospital in Evansville says Indiana has already seen dozens hospitalized by the flu, many of them children.

Holland says the flu strain this year is more “aggressive” than last year’s flu outbreak.

Public health officials for the state say a flu shot is still your best bet to stay healthy this flu season.

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